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Learn all the basic yoga poses -- downward facing dog, lotus, plank, and so on -- so you can get toned and find a little inner calmness, too.
You Will Need
- Comfortable clothes
- A yoga mat
- Internet access (optional)
- Yoga books (optional)
- Classes (optional)
Organize your space
Organize your yoga space by placing your mat in a quiet spot where there is room to spread your arms and legs.
Focus on your breath as you flow from pose to pose. Inhale at the start of a pose and exhale as you move to the next pose.
Begin with vinyasa
Practice the first series of poses in power yoga, called a vinyasa. Stand with your arms by your sides. Then inhale, bringing your arms to prayer position in front of you, slowly extending your arms over your head.
Exhale. Fold over at your waist until your hands touch the floor, your toes, or your ankles.
Lift up, then plank
Inhale. Lift halfway up, exhale, and then go into plank position.
Do downward dog
Inhale, move through to cobra position, exhale, and then go into downward dog. Hold downward dog for three breaths.
Repeat the vinyasa as many times as you need to get warm. As you get more comfortable, add other poses and get stronger as you do.